Office: 567 PACCAR Hall
Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3226
“Digitalization, deregulation, information technology and globalization are dramatically reshaping the economic landscape and leading to a proliferation of new economic entities: virtual organizations, net-based commerce, global consortia, etc. These changes—much like the move from an agrarian to an industrial economy a century ago—will create incredible opportunities for wealth creation in the near future.”
- Professor of Management Douglas E. Olesen Excellence Chair in Entrepreneurship
- PhD University of California, Berkeley
- technology and innovation strategy
- At the University of Washington since 1998
- Visiting professor at London Business School (1996-98)
- Associate Professor at Columbia University (1991-96)
- Assistant Professor at Columbia University (1987-91)
- “Reassessing Board Member Allegiance: CEO Replacement Following Financial Misconduct“
Journal Article: Gomulya, D. and Boeker, W., (forthcoming). Strategic Management Journal,
- “Understanding Network Formation in Strategy Research: Exponential Random Graph Models“
Journal Article: Kim, J. Y., Howard, M., Pahnke, E. C., & Boeker, W., (2015). Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 37(1), pp. 22-44.
- “Parent Inheritance, Founder Expertise, and Venture Strategy: Determinants of New Venture Knowledge Impact“
Journal Article: Basu, B., Sahaym, A, Howard, M. and Boeker, W,, (2015). Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 30, pp. 322-337.
- “How Firms Respond to Financial Restatement: CEO Successors and External Reactions“
Journal Article: Gomulya, D and Boeker, W, (2014). Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 57, pp. 1759-1785.
- “Parent Firm Effects on Founder Turnover: Parent Success, Founder Influence, and Founder Tenure“
Journal Article: Boeker, W., & Fleming, B., (2010). Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Vol. 4, pp. 252-267.
- “Old Technology Meets New Technology: Alliance Formation Between Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Firms“
Journal Article: Rothaermel, F., & Boeker, W., (2008). Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 29, pp. 47-77.
- Novartis and Merck, strategy development
- General Electric, managing innovation
- Microsoft, implementation of strategy
Honors and Awards
- Dean's Entrepreneurship Research Award (2003)
- Global EMBA Excellence in Teaching Award (2003)
- Core Teaching Team of the Year for Spring (2000)
- Past editorial board member of Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, and Journal of Business Venturing.
- Past chair of the Academy of Management's Organization and Management Theory Division
- Strategic Management of Technological Innovation:
- The purpose of this course is to better understand the dynamics of industries driven by technological innovation and to provide a series of frameworks for managing technology-intensive businesses. We will discuss how to improve the new product development process to maximize success and how firms make the choice between protecting their technologies with patents or copyrights, versus rapidly disseminating them to build an installed base and complementary goods. We also describe effective collaboration approaches, such as joint venture, strategic alliance, acquisition, and outsourcing.
- Management Consulting:
- This course is designed to introduce you to the field of management consulting from the prospective of both the individual consultant and the consulting firm. The goal of the course is to provide you with a practical understanding of the practices and processes used by management consultants. We will specifically focus on what consultants do, who they work for and how they create value. The course also develops your critical thinking skills by understanding appropriate frameworks to assess, diagnose, suggest and implement solutions to the key challenges businesses face. We will also bring in a number of guest speakers from the industry to ground our discussion around the practice of consulting.